COACH SPOTLIGHT: Gwen Murphy

Name: Gwen Murphy

Hometown: Chicago, IL!

Gwen with her 9-year-old daughter Eve (dressed up as Rey from Star Wars) at the Halloween Monster Dash in Louisville, CO (October 2016).

Gwen with her 9-year-old daughter Eve (dressed up as Rey from Star Wars) at the Halloween Monster Dash in Louisville, CO (October 2016).

Age: 43

Favorite Hobbies: Playing with my 3 kids ages 9, 5 and 5; going on road trips; doing Pilates and yoga

Profession: Freelance medical writer (PhD Biochemistry ’03 CU Boulder)

Favorite GOTR Energy Award: our team-invented “heinie dance” award

How long have you been involved with Girls on the Run? This is my first season

What inspired you to get involved with GOTR Rockies? My daughter. Eve is 9 and was inspired to start running by the summer Olympics last year. She and my husband started running, and I wanted to get in on the action!

What’s the most rewarding thing about being involved? Seeing the girls take the mindfulness-based lessons we offer to heart and hear their stories or witness their acts of bravery, kindness or empathy.